Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Michael F. Galli, 54, of Shrewsbury

January 5th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Michael F. Galli, of Shrewsbury, died after a long illness Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 in UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was 54. Michael was born Dec. 25, 1961 in Worcester a son of the late Domenic F. and Patricia J (Bouvier) Galli. Raised and educated in Shrewsbury, he graduated from Shrewsbury High School. […]

Shrewsbury Athletic Club – Facility getting a makeover under new ownership

January 4th, 2016

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Shrewsbury—The Shrewsbury Athletic Club just off Route 9 is undergoing major renovations to upgrade the facility and to offer new services.

“When the renovations are all done, we will be offering a full-service athletic facility with a health club aspect for adults and kids of all ages,” said Nathan Sorensen, who bought the business about a year ago. He owned and operated the Hit Quarters turfed sports facility within the club for the past 10 years.

Shrewsbury boys’ hockey triumphs over Marlborough

December 31st, 2015

Marlborough’s Ryan MacGlashing fights off Shrewsbury’s Tom Abbott (left) and Pat Kelly (right) as he tries to make a play for the puck.

Marlborough – The visiting Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys ice hockey team defeated the Marlborough High School Panthers by a score of 4-1 in a New Year’s Eve matchup played at Navin Arena.

With win, Shrewsbury boys’ basketball hopes to turn the page

December 31st, 2015

Shrewsbury's Dillon Zona (left)  tries to get past Doherty's Marty Silvera (right).

By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Worcester – The climb is the steepest of the steep for any winter sports team that remains winless once the calendar turns the page into the new year. The odds of qualifying for district post-season play without at least one win under the belt grow long. Such was the situation […]

Algonquin girls’ basketball prevails over Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Janey Mullins (#12, white) keeps the ball away from Algonquin’s Maddie Collins (#13)

Shrewsbury – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ basketball team defeated the Shrewsbury High School Colonials by a score of 41-31 in a game played on December 28.

David L. Nourse, 84, of Shrewsbury

December 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – David L. Nourse, 84, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Nourse was born in Framingham, son of the late Leon and Louise (Johnson) Nourse. He graduated from Westborough High School in 1949 and later from Worcester Junior College with a degree in Business. He then […]

Barbara Petroskovich, 78, of Shrewsbury

December 28th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Barbara (Lowder) Petroskovich, 78, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Holden, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at UMass Hospital. Barbara had a son, David J. Petroskovich, and she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Petroskovich. She is survived by a sister, Marilyn Sturgis-Mangano of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren, Alyssa Stacey, Emily Stacey, and Caroline Stacey; […]

SELCO TV rates forced to rise again

December 24th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Michael Hale, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) general manager, gave a status update to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen at their Dec. 22 meeting. As in previous years, Hale forecast increases in television rates.

Community effort results in a successful holiday toy drive in Shrewsbury

December 24th, 2015

Volunteers set up the toy fair. (l to r) Lisa Raabe, Joanne Tyndall, Michael Gregory, Kim Long, Jason Palitsch, Ali Manzello and Christine Mowry

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) announced that due to the efforts of many volunteers, donors, businesses and the Shrewsbury Knights of Columbus, several disadvantaged children will have gifts to unwrap for the holidays. In Shrewsbury, 78 children were served through this drive and will have toys, books and warm clothes to unwrap. Additionally, 34 families received grocery gift cards to help with the costs of a holiday meal. The remaining gifts were sent to the Department of Children and Families to help bring holiday joy to children in foster care.

Local Christmas services

December 24th, 2015

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WESTBOROUGH Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 W. Main St., Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. (family service) and 7 p.m. (candlelight service). For more information, call the church at 508-366-2000 or visit Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, 64 W. Main St., starts at 5:30 p.m. 508-366-2635, First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 […]

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